Groups pushes for zero waste approach amid plans to build 300 more landfills by 2022

14 January 2021, Quezon City– Environmental advocates have weighed in on the plan of the government to construct 300 more landfills by 2022. Through a press statement, leaders of the Bangon Kalikasan Movement, Mother Earth Foundation and the EcoWaste Coalition appealed to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to reconsider its plan to build more landfills across the […]

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Tublay opens tourist sites to locals

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The local government of Tublay reopened its tourist destinations to residents of the province subject to health protocols and guidelines on the operation of tourism sites and activities amid the COVID pandemic. Mayor Armando Lauro issued Executive Order Number 01 series 2021 establishing the general guidelines governing the operation of particular tourism sites and activities in […]

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Mankayan LCE bats to prioritize farmers in COVID vaccination

MANKAYAN, Benguet– Connecting with the national agencies and other stakeholders to secure COVID vaccines for the constituents especially the farmers is a priority moving forward plan of the municipal local government alongside its continuing effort to minimize and manage the disease in its jurisdiction. “We need to secure vaccines for our farmers to be able to establish food security “, […]

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Baguio celebrates independent filmmakers with new film festival

BAGUIO CITY, PHILIPPINES?The country’s first UNESCO Creative City is set to establish itself as a cultural hub for independent filmmaking with the launch of the first Montañosa Film Festival (MFF) this February. Drawing inspiration from the Spanish word montañosa, which directly translates to ‘mountainous,’ the festival will highlight the rich cultural heritage of the Cordilleras, its diverse creative forces blending […]

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MP mayors support limited face-to-face classes

Bontoc, Mountain Province – The municipal mayors of the ten municipalities of Mountain Province welcome the proposal for limited face-to-face classes, subject to compliance with health protocols and Municipal-Inter Agency Task Force (MIATF) guidelines. This was the consensus of the mayors during a meeting with the officials of the Department of Education (DepEd)- Mountain Province on January 6, 2021. The […]

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Baguio gets 19K visitors December

BAGUIO CITY – This summer resort city received a total of 19,242 tourists last December, the city tourism office has reported. They were among those who registered at the online portal visita.baguio.gov.ph. as tourists and arrived from December 1 to 31, city tourism supervising officer, engineer Aloysius Mapalo, said Tuesday. The highest number of daily visitor entry was recorded on […]

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Returning OFWs in Mtn. Prov. receive gov’t aid

BONTOC, Mountain Province, Jan. 5 (PIA) – Some 140 returning Overseas Filipino Workers from the province benefited from the Abot Kamay ang Pagtulong (AKAP) program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Edna Bangaan of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Field Office said the AKAP is a one-time financial assistance of P10,000.00 which is provided to OFWs affected […]

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